Longford Gaelic Stats

Overview

Longford Gaelic Stats is an Independent Digital Archive capturing 135 years of Longford Gaelic Games records & statistics since 1888. This digital archive includes 3860 match results across GAA (Football, Hurling, Camogie & Handball) and LGFA, researched over a decade by our volunteer team. Our research prioritised primary sources and contemporaneous reporting over secondary sources or accounts that retold, analysed, or interpreted events at a distance of time. Club honours research began in 2014 with the support of Coiste Chontae an Longfort. In February 2022 we undertook the creation of a dedicated website to securely house & protect the records. The archive then expanded to include County Football, County/Club Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie and Handball. Work was completed in December 2023 and includes the first research into Longford Ladies titles (County & Club) and first research of Longford Hurling and Handball & Camogie in Longford along with the very first research into Intermediate & Junior League as well as 45 years of ACFL competition, 135-year history of club names and many other firsts, including the first complete record of SFC final referees (prior records started at 1960) and the first complete roll of honour for Fr. Manning Cup and Hastings Cup (prior records stopped at 2005). This digital archive is not affiliated with any organisation and generates no revenue. Research was conducted independently, voluntarily and without fear or favour.

Research Team

  • Paul Devaney

    Research Team

    Focus:GAA Club League | All County, All Hurling, All LGFA, All Handball, All Camogie Based:London Profession:Aviation

    Paul lives in London where he works in the aviation industry. He is a former player and official with the Killoe club and twice winner of the Minor Clubperson of the Year award. Paul developed the Killoe GAA website (MacNamee & Leinster GAA award winner) and provided voluntary web support to Longford GAA from 2014 to 2021. He is an amateur mountaineer and has climbed six of the worlds 'Seven Summits', including two attempts on Everest. Paul manages the social media accounts associated with this website.

  • Colm Devaney

    Research Team

    Focus:GAA Club Championship Based:Nenagh Profession:Financial Services

    Colm lives in Tipperary and works in Limerick. He is a former player with the Killoe Young Emmets club, winning Leader Cup (Senior Football League) and ACFL Division 1 titles with the Killoe club in 2005 & 2010. His focus here has been on the research and accuracy of GAA Club titles in Longford since 1890. The quality of GAA Club records on this website is testament to Colm's painstaking research work at the National Archives, in various libraries and online via digital and published sources.

  • John Devaney

    Research Team

    Focus:GAA Club Championship Based:Co. Down Profession:Civil Service

    John lives and works in Co. Down. He is the current Chairperson of Down GAA having previously served as Chairperson of Queens GAA and Chair of Higher Education GAA Council, as well as serving on Ulster Council Management Committee and Central Council of the GAA. John was a former club official and Minor Clubperson of the Year winner with the Killoe club.

Sources Used

Newspaper Archives:

Irish Examiner
Irish Independent
Irish Press
Evening Press
Freemans Journal
Longford Journal
Longford Leader
Longford News
Roscommon Herald
Roscommon Journal
Roscommon Messenger
Roscommon & Leitrim Gazette
Westmeath Examiner
Westmeath Independent
Westmeath Journal
Leitrim Observer
Leitrim Advertiser
Cavan Observer
Anglo Celt
Irish Newspaper Archive (online)
British Newspaper Archive (online)


Published Rolls of Honour:

1933 – Longford Leader (SFC/SHC/JFC/JFL)
1942 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1944 – Longford Leader (SFC/SHC/SFL/MFC)
1963 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1963)
1965 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1972 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1972)
1975 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1974)
1977 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1977 – Longford Leader (All winners for 1977)
1981 – Longford GAA Yearbook 1980/81
1982 – Longford Leader (Past SHC winners)
1983 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1984 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1984 – Longford Leader (SFC/IFC/JFC)
1985 – Longford Leader (SFC/IFC)
1985 – Longford Leader (JFC)
1987 – Comoradh an Cheid: C.L.C.G. Chontae Longfoirt
1987 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1988 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1989 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
1992 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1993 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/U16)
1993 – Longford Leader (SFC)
1994 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1995 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1996 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1997 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1998 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
1999 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2000 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2001 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2002 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/SHC/U16)
2003 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/U16)
2006 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2007 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2009 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC/MFC)
2010 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2011 – Longford Leader (Leader Cup)
2012 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2013 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2014 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/SHC)
2015 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/JFC/MFC)
2016 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/IFC)
2017 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2018 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/MFC)
2019 – County Final Match Programme (SFC)
2020 – County Final Match Programmes (SFC/SHC/IFC/MFC)
2021 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC/JFC)
2022 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/IFC)
2023 – County Final Match Programme (SFC/JFC)


SFC Match Programmes:

1979, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023.


Books & Booklets:

🕮 GAA Annual: 1907-8, 1908-9, 1910-11, 1927, 1932-3, 1934-5, 1936-7, 1938-9, 1957.
Official GAA
Booklets | 1908-1957

🕮 Twenty Years of the GAA
O’Neill, Phil
Book | 1930

🕮 Teathbha Journal
County Longford Historical Society
Journals | 1969 to 2024 (Various)

🕮 Kenagh GAA: Opening of James McGann Memorial Park
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 1978

🕮 The Life and Times of Fr. Seán Manning
Guckian, Des
Book | 1979

🕮 Longford GAA Yearbook 1979
Longford County Board
Booklet | 1979

🕮 Longford GAA Yearbook 1981
Longford County Board
Booklet | 1981

🕮 Killoe: History of a County Longford Parish
Devaney, Owen
Book | 1981

🕮 Mostrim GAA: Opening of Hugh Devine Park
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 1981

🕮 Gaelic Games in Leinster (1900-1984)
De Búrca, M / Comhairle Laighean C.L.G
Booklet | 1984

🕮 The Story of Granard GAA (1884-1984)
O Scannlain, Padraig
Book | 1984

🕮 Clonguish GAA: Opening of Centenary Park & Complex
Clarke, Mel
Booklet | 1984

🕮 Carrickedmond GAA: Opening of Michael Moran Memorial Park
Carrickedmond GAA
Booklet | 1986

🕮 Comoradh an Cheid: C.L.C.G. Chontae Longfoirt (1887-1987)
O Corcora, Seán
Book | 1987

🕮 Granard – It’s History, Our Heritage
Burns, Joy / Grier, Bernadette
Book | 1987

🕮 Rathcline – Pathways to the Past
Cahill, Seán / Casey, Jimmy
Book | 1995

🕮 St. Mel’s of Longford – A History (1865-1990)
McGee, Eugene
Book | 1996

🕮 Comhairle Laigheann – Cead Bliain de Chluichi Gaelacha (1900-2000)
Ryall, Tom
Book | 2000

🕮 From the Well of St. Patrick: Dromard Parish, Co. Longford
MacNerney, James P.
Book | 2000

🕮 Royal & Loyal – Meath’s GAA History (Part 1: 1840-1940)
O’Brien, Michael
Book | 2002

🕮 The GAA Book of Lists
Corry, Eoghan
Book | 2005

🕮 Longford GAA – A History (1980-2005)
Longford County Board
Book | 2005

🕮 The Gaelic Athletic Association (1884-2009)
Cronon, Murphy & Rouse
Book | 2009

🕮 The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (1887-2009) – 5th Edition
Donegan, Des
Book | 2009

🕮 The Granard GAA Story: 125 Years
Finnan, Seamus
Book | 2013

🕮 Killoe GAA: 125 Year Anniversary
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 2014

🕮 Mostrim GAA: Official Opening – Redeveloped Devine Park
Club Souvenir Booklet
Booklet | 2014

🕮 The Golden Years – Longford GAA (1965-1968)
Fox, Mattie
Book | 2016

🕮 The Pocket Book of the GAA
Reynolds, McCoy, McKeigue & Clarke
Book | 2016

🕮 The Laois GAA Records Bible (1888-2016)
Phelan, John
Book | 2016

🕮 St. Mel’s College – Selected Memories
Glennon, Denis
Book | 2017

🕮 Drumlish & Ballinamuck: Heritage & History 
Murphy, Seán
Book | 2019

🕮 The Complete Handbook of Gaelic Games (1887-2021)
DBA Publishers
Book | 2021

🕮 The Gaelic Field
McRory Seamus / Brennan, Eamonn
Book | 2022

🕮 The Life and Times of Longford Leader founder JP Farrell
Coleman, Marie
Article (Longford Leader) | 2022

🕮 Chasing Sam Maguire (1928-1977)
Keys, Colm / Reilly, Dermot
Book | 2023

🕮 A Place to Play: The People and Stories Behind 101 GAA Grounds
Kelleher, Humphrey
Book | 2023


Digital Sources:

🔗 GAA Oral History Project
🔗 Leinster GAA Archive
🔗 LGFA Roll of Honour
🔗 Handball Roll of Honour
🔗 International Rules Web


Other Sources & Inputs:

👤 Assistance with County SFC & NFL – Padraig Ferguson (Sligo)
👤 Assistance with County Hurling – Leo McGough (Carlow)
👤 Assistance with General Stats – Eoin Culliton (Laois)
👤 Assistance with Cups Data – Tommy McLoughlin (Mostrim)
👤 Assistance with LGFA Data – Mary Kiernan (Ballymore) & Michael Mulvey (Clonguish)
👤 Assistance with Masters Data – Frank Noonan (Drumlish/Louth)
👤 Assistance with Map Details – Enda Flynn (Flynn & Lynch Ltd)
👤 Assistance with Convention Reports – Longford GAA team at Pearse Park

Others have also provided inputs and corrections, which we greatly appreciate.